From chocolate workshops to personalised pastries, here are the I Love Foodies top picks to woo your loved one this Valentine’s Day. But all of the suggestions are perfect for the whole month of love as well!

Dinner For Two At The Ivy Soho Brasserie

Whisk your loved one away on the perfect date this Valentine’s Day to The Ivy Soho Brasserie. Situated on Broadwick Street in Soho, the restaurant takes inspiration from the streets most famous prior resident, William Blake. Expect true elegance with an abundance of artwork gracing the walls and Parisian-style seating circling the grand bar perfectly located in the heart of the restaurant. The Ivy’s carefully curated menu offers a selection of exquisite contemporary British dishes to choose from, including traditional battered cod served with thick-cut chips and slow-braised Shepherd’s Pie. Call in the evening over one of The Ivy’s signature cocktails created by the team of expert mixologists. And, of course, the bar’s Instagrammable interiors create the perfect backdrop for a romantic date!

[We visited The Ivy Tower Bridge. Read our full review here]

The Bean To Bar Experience At Hotel Chocolat’s School Of Chocolate

For an unforgettable Valentine’s Day, visit Hotel Chocolat’s School of Chocolate and learn from the best how chocolate is made, from bean to bar. This unique twist on Valentine’s Day’s favourite gift takes guests on a memorable culinary journey revealing how Hotel Chocolat’s iconic chocolate is made, whilst getting stuck at crafting a bar of their own. Indulge in premium chocolates and glasses of bubbly whilst soaking in the atmosphere of the intimate Covent Garden chocolate hotspot. From £65pp, inclusive of a complimentary glass of prosecco and an exclusive Hotel Chocolat gift bag, this really is the gift that keeps on giving.

Hotel Chocolat’s School Of Chocolate Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day Tasting Set By Master Of Malt

Perfect for gin-enthusiast and amateurs alike, Master of Malt’s Valentine’s Day tasting set offers a vast selection of gins suitable for every palate. Enjoy bursts of citrus with the Salcomb gin or the fresh taste of the Elephant Strength Gin. These are all carefully curated with a refreshing and zesty combination of lemons, limes, coriander and peppery rocket. Each 30ml wax-sealed dram of gin combines high quality with exquisite flavour for the perfect drink. Encased in a snazzy sleeve with enough space for a love note, the tasting set is perfectly packaged and ready to delight. Get your hands on the tasting set, inclusive of five delicious flavours, for only £24.95.

Master of Malt’s Valentine’s Day

Personalised Pastries From Maître Choux

This Valentine’s Day, say it with food (quite literally) with Maître Choux’s Lettre D’amour éclair. The go-to patisserie in London has pulled out all the stops this February. You’ll get to enjoy a sweet treat that will make your loved one weak at the knees! Choose from Maître Choux’s selection of mouth-watering flavours, including raspberry and coffee – all perfectly complete with those three special words. So get yours for only £5.20 at one of the four Maître Choux locations across London. (You’ll find them in South Kensington, Soho, King’s Road, and Canary Wharf.)

Maître Choux Valentine's Eclairs

Barista & Co Electric Steel Milk Frother

For coffee lovers looking to take their daily dose to the next level, Barista & Co’s electric steel milk frother is an investment you won’t regret. Bringing your loved one barista-style coffee to the comfort of their own home makes this a gift they won’t forget. The elegant ergonomic design makes this statement piece a must-have for every kitchen – so just sit back, relax and enjoy the perfect latte in style, brought to you by coffee specialists Barista & Co. Available for only £23.99.

Barista & Co Electric Steel Milk Frother

Written by Molly O’Donovan


Article Date: February 2020

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